Sterling silver bottle stopper fashioned as a wine barrel. The barrel bears hallmarks for the well-known Bruckmann & Sohne workshop of Heibronn, Germany; circa 1960's. 1 3/4" H., 3 1/4" H. with cork.
Lovely set-of-six Val St. Lambert wine, or water goblets. The cased glasses are in the famous Belgian workshop's well-known red, or rose color. Each is cut in vertical, elongated ovals, alternating with rising, long-stemmed florettes. Five-sided, tapering stems are geometrically cut. Each of the fine quality, mid-century goblets is 7 3/4" H.
Quality heavy sterling silver sherry label. The elongated, octagonal-form label has incised detail and is fully hallmarked: John Harvey & Sons Ltd., London 1960. The label was sold by the famous sherry company to commemorate the opening of their shop at Bond and White Church, October 3rd, 1960. 1 3/8" H., 1 5/8" L. label without chain
Fine, heavy quality Swedish decanter. The front has an intricately etched galloping horse. Engraved A1 beneath, as often seen on Orrefors glass. Circa 1960. 8 1/2" H.
Modernist design sterling silver double jigger. The beautiful mid-century form has a wave handle. Nice quality example. Made in Mexico circa 1960. 2 7/8" H.
Whimsical silver plated stoplight cocktail jigger. Enamel increments upon the side: Green (go), yellow (caution0, red (stop); for 1, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 ounces. Made by Gorham Silver in Rhode Island circa 1961. 2 1/2" H.
Lovely, finely crafted Modernist sterling silver water pitcher. The sleek form with its elegantly curving handle has a pouring lip with ice shield for pouring ease. A distinct Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde design influence. Made in Taxco circa 1950's. Stamped with 925 Sterling as well as Perlita, retailer's mark. 10 1/4" H., 6" W. to handle
Sterling silver olive or pickle fork made by the well-regarded designer Gerardo Lopez. The Lopez workshop in Taxco, Mexico made fine quality jewelery and accessories. Modernist ball design upon the two-tine fork, circa 1950's. 5 1/8" L.
Tiffany Vermouth Dropper fashioned as a whimsical miniature oil can. Sterling, circa 1950's. An example is illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker" by Khachadourian, page 118. 4" H.
Stacking travel shot cups in their original leather case. The enamel and chromium cups each have a swirl design in black, green and blue. Set-of-five made in Germany circa 1950. 2 1/8" H. each cup, 3 1/4" H. case
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Set-of-six sterling silver cocktail swords in their original box. A whimsical idea which Tiffany updated as in the American Civil War they actually made presentation swords which were inscribed and given to officers between 1861 and 1865. This set ideal for skewering your cocktail olive. Circa 1950's. 2 1/2" L. each pick
Very fine quality julep- cup-form heavy sterling silver Derby jigger. A horseshoe applique is upon the side of the two-ounce jigger, hand-engraved 1952. Relief edging with floral detail on the base completes the design. Made by the well-known Louisville jeweler Brown Waterhouse Kaiser. Marks beneath: Official Kentucky Derby Jigger Sterling, BWK. 2 1/4" H.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs to be retailed by Georg Jensen, USA, in the 1940's. These were retailed for only a few years when designs were briefly continued by International Silver Co. His creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Lovely Modernist blossom motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs, page 125. 3 1/2" H.
Beautifully stylized Danish sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. The heavy silver spoon has a looped handle with an applied pendant grape cluster. Very fine quality. Made in Denmark circa 1950 by the C.C. Hermann workshop of Copenhagen. 11 1/4" L.
A rare find. Set-of-six sword cocktail picks are each silver gilt and created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the Sword of Mercy design which was one of the three ceremonial swords used in the coronation ceremony, the other two being the Sword of Spiritual Justice and the Sword of Temporal Justice. The design symbolizes the transfer of the kingdom into the care of the Queen. Picks are fitted in their original silk- and red velvet-lined case. Hallmarks: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1952, along with the coronation mark. 3 5/8" L. each pick
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling silver cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs to be retailed by Georg Jensen, USA in the 1940's. These were retailed for only a few years when designs were briefly continued by International Silver Co. His creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Lovely Modernist ball-and-loop motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs," page 125. 3 5/8" H.
Combination one- and two-ounce Danish-influence Modernist sterling silver cocktail bar jigger. The openwork, stylized floral-form is a distinct Alphonse La Paglia influence. The well-known designer created designs for Georg Jensen U.S.A. Made by the Baldwin & Miller silver workshop of Newark, N.J. circa 1950. 3 5/8" H.